Josh Nowlin - Band Director(Mr. Nowlin, Mrs. Nowlin, and Amelia Nowlin)JOSH NOWLIN is a graduate of Lamar University where he recieved his Master's Degree in Education Administration. He received his bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas. While at UNT he studied percussion and Music Education with Mark Ford, Christopher Deane, Ellis Smith, and Paul Rennick of the DCI World Champion Phantom Regiment. While studying at UNT, Mr. Nowlin frequently performed with numerous Percussion Ensembles including the 2008 World Champion UNT Indoor Drum Line, the 2 O’Clock Steel Band, the UNT Pop Ensemble, and the UNT Classical Percussion Ensembles. In 2005 he competed as a freshmen in the Percussive Arts Society International Convention College Timpani Competition where he was awarded 1st place. He also was selected to be Principle Percussionist for the UNT Symphony Orchestra in Spring of 2009. While at UNT he performed with many famous artists including Jazz Vibist Anders Astrand, Studio Percussionist Emil Richards, the Legendary Dave Brubeck, and the drummer from Journey, Steve Smith.
Mr. Nowlin has taught bands, private lessons, and percussion ensembles in Tennessee and Texas for 12 years. His groups have won numerous awards for their many outstanding performances. He has also been commissioned to write the percussion music for marching percussion sections across Texas and Tennessee. Most recently, his beginner bands at Nash Intermediate have received straight 1's at contests since assumed leadership of that ensemble 4 years ago. His percussion ensembles have earned Superior Ratings at the State Ensemble contest 3 times in a 4 year span. He has assisted bands in Texas that consistently rank in the top tiers of musical achievement in the state. Some of these bands include the State Marching Champion Whitesboro Band, and state qualifying Kaufman and Aubrey Band programs. Nowlin is now the new Head Band Director for the Whitney High School Band and the Whitney Middle School Band.
Josh Nowlin was a member of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2006. He is a current member of TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association), ATSSB, Texas Band Master's Association, and the Percussive Arts Society. He is also an alumni of the professional music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon.
Mr. Nowlin is married to his beautiful wife, Maria Nowlin and they have a gorgeous daughter, AmeliaBand Website